Title: Calcium Peroxide
CAS Registry Number: 1305-79-9
Additional Names: Calcium dioxide
Molecular Formula: CaO2
Molecular Weight: 72.08
Percent Composition: Ca 55.60%, O 44.39%
Literature References: The commercial product usually contains about 60% CaO2, water, and some Ca(OH)2 and CaCO3. Prepn: Young, US 2533660 (1950 to du Pont); Ehrlich in Handbook of Preparative Inorganic Chemistry vol. 1, G. Brauer, Ed. (Academic Press, New York, 2nd ed., 1963) p 936.
Properties: White or yellowish, odorless, almost tasteless powder. Dec in moist air. Slightly sol in water; sol in acids with formation of H2O2. Keep well closed.
Use: Stabilizer for rubber.
Keywords: Antiseptic/Disinfectant; Peroxides/Permanganates.